How do you associate magnet links with Deluge BitTorrent Client on OS X? On other systems, you can associate magnet links with the client through Preferences, but this does not seem to be the case with OS X.

  • objc[3651]: Objective-C garbage collection is no longer supported I am getting this message when trying to use deluge magnet handler any thoughts
    – kenneth
    Nov 20, 2016 at 23:22
  • @kenneth A GitHub issue about this problem has been filed. On the page, you'll find a workaround (that I haven't tried personally), that'll hopefully work until the author of DMH solves the underlying problem (which he says he's trying to).
    – kba
    Nov 21, 2016 at 14:28

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On OS X, Deluge is unable to associate itself with magnet links due to GTK-OSX not supporting the feature (See ticket #2420).

A workaround is to use Deluge Magnet Handler. To use it, download the ZIP, extract it, move Magnet Handler.app to the Applications folder and run it once.

The application works by associating itself with magnet links and adding them to Deluge using a AppleScript when magnet links are pressed.


Right-click Copy Magnet URL

Go to Deluge -> Add -> URL -> Paste -> Go


Grab the link from the browser, throw it on deluge. Simple. Would be great to just click...yes. Prefer not to install another app to get that...yes.

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